Top 33 Maternity Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Maternity Quotes from famous people such as Cherie Blair, Karren Brady, Kathleen Sebelius, Sonia Rykiel, Jan Schakowsky, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at

I was so intent as a young lawyer on beating the men at their own game that I didn’t take any real maternity leave with my three younger children. It is only looking back that I realise I wasn’t beating the system but reinforcing it.
Cherie Blair
My greatest mistake? I once took a three-day maternity leave. I had my daughter on a Wednesday, and then went back to the office on the Monday to sack a manager.
Karren Brady
And under Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women. Before, some wouldn’t cover women’s most basic needs, like contraception and maternity care, but would still charge us up to 50 percent more than men – for a worse plan.
Kathleen Sebelius
I wanted a maternity dress, but I couldn’t find anything I liked. Everything was abominable. So I made one. Then I made a pullover. ‘Elle’ put it on the cover. Then WWD elected me the Queen of Knitwear.
Sonia Rykiel
Before Obamacare, only 12% of individual insurance plans covered maternity plans. Even without that important benefit, women were charged up to 48% more than men for the same benefit package.
Jan Schakowsky
I demand for the unmarried mother, as a sacred channel of life, the same reverence and respect as for the married mother; for Maternity is a cosmic thing and once it has come to pass, our conversation must not be permitted to blaspheme it.
Ben Lindsey
I am no different from so many professionals who go on maternity leave only towards the end of their pregnancy.
Shweta Menon
When I first met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, I was moderating a panel she was on for Harvard alums. We were both wrapping up our maternity leaves. She had just had her fifth child; I’d just had my second. We traded tips on maternity clothes, and I peppered her with questions about how she finds her balance.
Emily Chang
I’m excited about going back to ‘Today,’ but, at odd moments, I’ll grit my teeth in anxiety. I feel like a student before the start of school. I’ve got my new shoes and my book bag, but I’m not sure I’ll remember how to do trigonometry. During my maternity leave, I haven’t used many words of more than one syllable.
Jane Pauley
If salary is your most important consideration, make sure you don’t take too much time off beyond the allotted 12-14 weeks of maternity leave – and certainly don’t leave altogether.
Jean Chatzky
We do need sculpture. People always say: ‘Well, that sculpture could have paid for a cot in a maternity ward.’ But if the world had been run on those lines, there’d only be about four books, and they’d be seed-drill manuals.
Sean Lock
In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves.
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
The point of launching a maternity line, for me, was to do something different.
Jessica Simpson
Maternity bras are the Alcatraz under-wear. If they were a door they’d have a mortise lock, a padlock and the rest.
Mel Giedroyc
I used to forget that I was an Indian woman. I would even forget that I was a woman. I don’t think of myself as bringing to the table a lot of ‘women’s issues.’ I don’t feel the need to write about maternity. I grew up thinking that the talented people in comedy were hard-joke writers.
Mindy Kaling
The truth is I don’t want my baby out in the freezing cold just because there’s an election. But there is no such thing as maternity leave in an election. You can’t tell the voters, ‘Sorry, I am looking after my baby.’ It’s part of the deal.
Kemi Badenoch
There are disparities in accessing quality maternity health care in most every country, and most all health systems could and must be improved upon if we want to create healthy families who will thrive.
Christy Turlington
I got married and had a baby, so I was doing the mummy thing. I got hyperemesis and was only supposed to go away for maternity leave, but then it ended up being three or four years, and by that time, it was hard to get back into the music world, so when Drake called, it was the perfect opportunity.
Kyla Reid
War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
Benito Mussolini
Working from home or going on maternity leave is no excuse to let go of your look. The more you schlep around in drawstring pants and tees, the less you’re going to be able to pull yourself together when necessary.
Nina Garcia
One reason the United States is one of three countries in the world that do not have any form of paid maternity leave is that many American business leaders, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, oppose any family-friendly policies. They scare people into thinking maternity leave will be a job killer.
Madeleine M. Kunin
While I am a pro-life woman, I am also a woman who is concerned about rights for the disabled, maternity leave, the death penalty, health care, domestic violence, breastfeeding rights, etc.
Abby Johnson
I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone’s child.
Ainsley Earhardt
Bergman movies were the most influential. They used to show at Goucher University, which was where my parents used to live. ‘Brink of Life’ was the first one I ever saw. Three pregnant women in a maternity ward and their misery – I love that. That is what I want to show at my funeral.
John Waters
You don’t have to just shop in the maternity section when you are pregnant – you can shop anywhere, just be shape and size savvy!
Holly Madison
Look at Gwyneth Paltrow and my favourite, Kate Winslet. No one ever says, ‘Oh, she’s making a comeback.’ To my mind, I just went on maternity leave and reported back to work.
Karisma Kapoor
There have been a lot of technical advances in the bra industry over the years, (such as those with Cellophane straps that are supposed to look as if you’re not wearing them), but the maternity bra is still stuck in the 1940s.
Mel Giedroyc
Maternity leave and parental leave is absolutely vital for strengthening families. It’s an issue for men and women.
Quentin Bryce
Maternity leave is for women to hide and heal their disintegrating body.
Ali Wong
If workplaces that enlist happiness consultants really care about worker satisfaction, why not offer better maternity and paternity policies? Daycare options? They could advise managers to stop calling workers to come in on weekends or expect them to answer emails late on weeknights.
Mary Pilon
I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.
Andrea Leadsom
As the father of two daughters, the ongoing struggle fo

As the father of two daughters, the ongoing struggle for women’s equality is very personal for me. That’s why it has been an honor during my time in Congress to support women’s rights by advocating for reproductive rights, equal pay, access to paid maternity leave and quality child care.
Mike Quigley
Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can’t find or afford childcare, or she can’t work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family’s income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline.
Madeleine M. Kunin